Gé Bijvoet and I started working together in 1993 when I joined the Dick de Graaf Septet for a tour in Canada, traveling from Westcoast to Eastcoast. Years later we would meet occasionally at gigs, sometimes in the company of saxophonist Ad Colen. Everytime we were stunned how easy it was to play together. So it seemed only natural to pick things up where we had left them.
A great starting-point for our cooperation are the arrangements Gé has been writing on well-known and less well-known jazz standards. It’s our ambition to make these beautiful pieces sound fresh and alive again. There will be recordings and concerts in the near future. To be continued!